Movies to Inspire Your Next Vacation

Trying to pick the location for your next getaway can be difficult. Thankfully, there are tons of movies that have been filmed in beautiful, enchanting and exciting locations that we can gather inspiration from. Continue reading to discover a film that could be the motivation behind your next vacation.

1. “Call Me by Your Name”

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This film is set in the summer of 1983 in rural northern Italy. If you’re looking for a romantic destination to relax by the Serio river, visit some local cathedrals and get a taste of rural Italian life, “Call Me By Your Name” will make you want to book the next flight to Italy. When Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and his family spend the summer in their 17th-century villa, Oliver (Armie Hammer) comes from America to pay the family a visit to work with Elio’s father. The cinematic masterpiece was directed by Luca Guadgnino and takes you through the beauty of Italy and the blossoming of Elio and Oliver’s newfound relationship. 

You can stream “Call Me by Your Name” on Netflix. Watch the trailer here

2. “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”

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History buffs who also love action and adventure look no further. This exciting, action-packed movie was filmed in a location that you can actually visit. The Al Kahzneh sandstone temple in Petra, Jordan is where India Jones (Harrison Ford) sets out to rescue his father who disappeared on his journey to find the Holy Grail. The mystery, action and beautiful set locations will make you want to take your own journey to the unique and captivating city of Jordan and plan your next action-packed getaway.  

You can stream “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” on Paramount Plus and Prime Video. Watch the trailer here

3. “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

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If you’re looking to vacation in a more urban setting, this classic John Hughes film is a must-see before you hit the city. “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” follows the main character Ferris (Matthew Broderick) and his friends in their quest to skip class and trick their principal into an unforgettable day before they graduate. One of the many beautiful locations in this film is the Art Institute of Chicago, where you will definitely want to stop on your next vacation to the windy city. From baseball games to riding a red Ferrari around the streets, this film is a great way to get you inspired for your next vacation.

You can stream “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” on Hulu and Disney+. Watch the trailer here

4. “Sleepless in Seattle”

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If you’re one that enjoys mixing nature with city life, “Sleepless in Seattle” will enlighten you with all of the beauty that Seattle has to offer. From the famous Public Market to the smell and sound of light rain in the morning, this city has it all. Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks) is a recently widowed father whose son calls a radio station in an attempt to find him a partner. When Annie (Meg Ryan) hears his story, she senses an instant connection that leads her to write Sam a letter in hopes that they will cross paths. This romance film will make you fall in love with Seattle and maybe even inspire your next trip. 

You can stream “Sleepless in Seattle” on Netflix. Watch the trailer here

5. “Mama Mia!”

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This romantic musical comedy will make you want to pack your bags and head straight for the stunning blue waters of Greece. Donna (Meryl Streep) is planning her daughter’s wedding at her hotel in Kalokairi, Greece when her three exes make an unexpected appearance on the island. However, this is all a part of Sophie’s (Amanda Seyfried) plan to find her real father in hopes that he will walk her down the aisle. So, if you’re looking for an exotic location for an unforgettable vacation, “Mama Mia!” is certainly the film that will convince you to book a flight.

You can stream “Mama Mia!” on Peackcock TV and Prime Video. Watch the trailer here.  

The next time you are snuggling up on the couch to watch a movie, bring your laptop with you to start planning your next vacation. You never know where your favorite films will take you!

By Madison Shauer

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